American Heritage® Chocolate In The News

  • Lewis Cass students make, taste 1700s ice cream

    Lewis Cass history teacher Matt Barnett talks to his class about ice cream and Thomas Jefferson and how it figured into Colonial life. Barnett receive... Read more

  • Chocolate Pots de Creme

    If you’ve never had pot de creme, it’s basically a very dense, rich chocolate pudding. This is not a pudding pack in your school lunch. This is mo... Read more

  • The History of Chocolate on National Chocolate Day

    Dave Borghesani of American Heritage Chocolate is sharing the fascinating history of chocolate on National Chocolate Day. Read more

  • Top 8 AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Recipes

    To celebrate chocolate’s global influence on our American culture, a story of connection that brings people together, spanning time and place, AMERI... Read more

  • The Founding Fathers Were Very Fond of Chocolate

    Thomas Jefferson once wrote to John Adams about chocolate, declaring he had no doubt that it would in time overtake tea and coffee in popularity among... Read more

  • Easy Chocolate Mousse with Berries Recipe



    Mommyweek shares how you can take American Heritage Chocolate and create your own easy to make chocolate mousse. Read more


    On Honeysuckle Hill


    Chocolate allows us to connect to our past, more richly experience our present and look forward to our future. AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate believes that everyone has a unique ‘chocolate history’ and strives to create connections through authentic, rich, personal stories – all with chocolate. Read more


    Oh, Bite It


    For more than 100 years, MARS Chocolate North America has made the world’s most beloved chocolates. With a rich heritage in chocolate making, we have a thirst to learn and share everything there is to know about chocolate. It’s our legacy. Read more

  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with American Heritage Chocolate

    Stacy Tilton Reviews


    We are thrilled to share the perfect Chocolate Grasshopper Mocha with Chocolate Dipped Mint Leaves. It's guaranteed to enhance your time with family and friends this St. Patrick’s Day. Read more

  • Gluten-Free Pancake Recipes & More for Pancake Day

    The Queen of Style


    Pancake Day is February 13th, get your syrup ready. Read more

  • Lewis Cass students make, taste 1700s ice cream

    Mankato Free Press


    Lewis Cass history teacher Matt Barnett talks to his class about ice cream and Thomas Jefferson and how it figured into Colonial life. Barnett received a grant to make a 170s ice cream maker, which he fashioned by hand and then made ice cream with his eighth-grade class. Read more

  • Holiday Gifts for Foodies

    Urban Milan


    2017 Urban Milan Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies Read more

  • Historic St. Augustine, Florida

    Our Best Bites


    As part of our partnership with American Heritage Chocolate, we’ve been able to explore some amazing locations in America with great historic significance. I didn’t know much about St. Augustine before my first visit, and what I discovered was a city rich in history, culture, and beauty. This is a place I would love to return to some day, with my family- or even a girls trip! Have any of you been there? They call it the “First Coast” because it is literally the first city in America. Read more

  • Flourless Chocolate Orange Tarts

    Our Best Bites


    Earlier this month, Kate and I (who if you didn’t know, live on opposite ends of the country) got to meet up in person in the charming city of St. Augustine, Florida! Although it was chilly while we were there, seeing vibrant tropical palms against a rich blue sky in the month of December was pretty much heaven for this Idaho girl who left 18 degree weather behind at home! This trip inspired the recipe for the amazing flourless chocolate dessert I’m sharing today. Read more

  • Chocolate Pots de Creme

    Our Best Bites


    If you’ve never had pot de creme, it’s basically a very dense, rich chocolate pudding. This is not a pudding pack in your school lunch. This is more of a the-kids-are-in-bed, it’s- Netflix-o’clock, don’t-anyone-touch-my-chocolate experience. Read more

  • Holiday Gift Guide for History Lovers

    Preservation Maryland


    Looking for that special gift with a historical twist? The holidays are the perfect time to wax nostalgic, and Preservation Maryland has you covered with these unique and eclectic picks for the history lover on your list. Read more

  • Old North Church & Historic Site Receives Mars Grant

    North End Waterfront


    The Old North Church & Historic Site is proud to announce it has received a $13,000 grant as one of the recipients of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant. Read more

  • Chocolate Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding

    Our Best Bites


    This recipe featured on Our Best Bites comes from Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop in Boston. Read more

  • The History of Chocolate on National Chocolate Day



    Dave Borghesani of American Heritage Chocolate is sharing the fascinating history of chocolate on National Chocolate Day. Read more

  • Nourished on a Sunday

    Bake This Day Our Daily Bread


    Mars, this American Heritage chocolate was also a hit. Thank you! We are all stocked up for hot cocoa season (as soon as we get some cold weather… in a few months). Read more

  • Buy This: 3 deep, rich flavors to spice up your fall – and not a pumpkin in the bunch

    Atlanta Restaurants


    We’ve got three treats made with dates, chocolate and spices to warm up your fall days. Read more

  • Want To Eat Like A Colonist? Ask This Virginia Chef


    Frog’s legs, gooseberries, candied fruit peel, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, artichoke hearts and potatoes. It may sound like the weirdest shopping list ever, but in reality it’s the recipe for a pie once considered a delicacy by Virginia’s richest colonists. And Frank Clark, who recently discovered the recipe in an 18th-century cookbook, can’t wait to try it out. Read more

  • Take a shopping trip with George Washington at Mount Vernon’s Colonial Market and Fair

    The Washington Post


    Mount Vernon’s Colonial Market & Fair is like a Renaissance festival for the “Hamilton” set. The weekend event imagines a Colonial market George Washington might have visited, complete with roving bands, costumed performers and artisans hawking 18th-century goods. Here are four ways to get into the action. Read more

  • Discover the Global Influence of Chocolate

    The Food Channel


    MARS®, Inc. is a global leader in chocolate confections. Because chocolate has had such impact on our culinary heritage, the folks at MARS created an AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate line of chocolates that provides both education and delightful flavor. Read more

  • Chocolate Muhllabieh Recipe

    Shak'in and Bak'in In the Kitchen with Shelly


    To celebrate chocolate’s global influence on our American culture, a story of connection that brings people together, spanning time and place, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate invites you to try their recipe below. It will yield 6 servings. Read more

  • Top 8 AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Recipes

    Saute Magazine


    To celebrate chocolate’s global influence on our American culture, a story of connection that brings people together, spanning time and place, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate invites you to try these international recipes and experiment with exciting new ways to share love. Read more

  • Chocolate + Tahini Ice Box Pie

    Palo Alto Online


    I've been Food Partying! with tahini lately, that peanut butter-like food made of sesame seeds, and most often used to make hummus. So when this recipe crossed my inbox, it made me take notice with a big "yum!" Read more

  • Chocolate Cream Pie

    Spoon Fork Bacon


    I was recently on an amazing trip to Washington D.C. with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate to learn more about our nation’s history on the eve of our birthday, July 4th. Washington D.C. was a really cool city, with lots of great food and lots of interesting history, I cannot wait to go back. Read more

  • Sweet & Tangy Chicken Drumsticks

    Our Best Bites


    Follow along with Our Best Bite's trip to Fort Ticonderoga, and discover a delicious recipe using AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate. Read more

  • The Best Fourth of July Celebrations Across the U.S.

    Food & Wine


    Add these patriotic cities to your July 4 bucket list. Read more

  • Celebrate this July 4th Weekend with American Heritage Chocolate

    Hospitality 21


    Celebrate this July 4th Weekend with AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Read more

  • The Founding Fathers Were Very Fond of Chocolate

    Epoch Times


    Thomas Jefferson once wrote to John Adams about chocolate, declaring he had no doubt that it would in time overtake tea and coffee in popularity among American households. Read on

  • American Heritage® Chocolate Rocky Road Frozen Custard

    Our Best Bites


    AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Rocky Road Frozen Custard Read more

  • Talk and tasting: History of candy in America is subject at Landis Valley Museum March 18

    Lancaster Online


    Talk and tasting: History of candy in America is subject at Landis Valley Museum Read more

  • Chocolate German Pancake

    Our Beset Bites


    A recipe for a fun, chocolate-kissed version of German Pancakes. Read more

  • Lewes Historical Society Valentine’s Day Weekend



    Valentine Antiques and Collectibles Sale with the Lewes Historical Society Read more

  • Satisfy That Sweet Tooth With American Heritage Chocolate!

    Fort Ticonderoga America's Fort


    American Heritage Chocolate has captured the sophisticated flavors of our forefathers, recreating the delicious, slightly spicy, decadently rich flavor and texture in their chocolate drink. You can also find the chocolate in bites and blocks, creating the foundation for other unforgettable sweets! Read more

  • Woodville Plantation decorates for several Christmases

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


    Woodville Plantation’s supporters are doing something different for this holiday season to attract visitors to the more than 230-year-old country home-turned-museum on Route 50 in Collier. They’ve decorated the rooms of the place, also known as Neville House, in the styles of different eras going all the way back to 1780. Read more

  • 20-something Christmas Gift Ideas for Every Budget!

    Heritage of Grace


    I thought it would be neat to share some gift ideas for Christmas because there’s always that difficult person in everyone’s life that you can’t seem to find the perfect gift for! In my family it is usually my mom, and my sister. It’s not that they are picky or anything. I just need that perfect present. You will find a gift idea for everyone: husband, wife, mom, dad, aunt, grandma, co-workers, friends- anyone you can imagine. I tried to focus on things that can be meaningful or practical- not actual junk that people accumulate at Christmas. Read more

  • Harford County Public Library hosts Foodie Week 2016

    Cecil Daily


    Are you a foodie? If you are, plan to join Harford County Public Library for its annual Foodie Week in November. Six events take place at libraries throughout the county and are free of charge to participants. The week kicks off with Foodies and Farmers Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whiteford Library, 2407 Whiteford Road in Whiteford. Read more

  • Chocolate and Custard Pear Tart

    Our Best Bites


    I know I’m known for being pumpin-obsessed during this time of year, and we also give apples a lot of love. But you know what the most overlooked flavor of fall is? The pear. Make something with apple and it’s homey, casual, and nostolgic. Make that same thing with pears and it’s fancy, decadant, and refined. Read more

  • Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours 2016

    About Travel


    See historic Alexandria in a whole new light this holiday season! Three of Old Town Alexandria’s finest historic sites will welcome guests and open their doors for the festive Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tour program. This year’s tour will include Carlyle House Historic Park, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and Lee-Fendall House. The 2014 event blends chocolate and history through special tastings, seasonal decorations, period music, and tours highlighting chocolate through time. Read more

  • Unwrapped: Made in the USA

    Cooking Channel


    A feature in the hit show, Unwrapped, discussing American Heritage® Chocolate history, recipes, and production. Read more

  • Celebrate Halloween at the Hermitage during October

    Lebanon Democrat


    Activities will include an evening tour of the historic mansion, haunted hayride, trick-or-treating stations, spooky storytellers, movies on the lawn – visitors are welcome to bring chairs and blankets, potion-making, American Heritage chocolate to present “the history of chocolate,” fortunetelling, kids’ cabin crafts and games, ghosts in the Jackson family cemetery, phrenology and vacant chair photography. Read more

  • Historic Alexandria Candlelight Tours 2016

    About Travel


    See historic Alexandria in a whole new light this holiday season! Historic chocolate is woven throughout the experience. Carlyle House highlights chocolate during the French and Indian War, including American Heritage Chocolate® samples produced by Mars Chocolate North America. Read more

  • American Heritage® Chocolate Demonstration on Fox 29

    Fox 29: Good Day Philadelphia


    News clip on Fox 29 about the 3rd annual Old City Fest; featuring American Heritage® Chocolate demonstration. Read more

  • OLD CITY FEST ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016 Returns to the Neighborhood Sunday

    Philly ChitChat


    The family fun zone will feature performances from the Give & Take Jugglers, Philadelphia Dance Academy, Music Monkey Jungle and many more. AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, the historic division of Mars Chocolate, will present the history and preparation of colonial chocolate at the Betsy Ross House. Stop by to experience chocolate the same way that 18th century chocolate maker, Mary Crathorne, did! Read more

  • 13 News: Topeka Chocolate Festival

    13 News


    News clip on 13 News about the Topeka Chocolate Festival. Read more

  • Old City Fest Returns on Sun Oct 9th with 100 Vendors, 30 Restaurants, and More

    Broadway World


    The family fun zone will feature performances from the Give & Take Jugglers, Philadelphia Dance Academy, Music Monkey Jungle and many more. AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, the historic division of Mars Chocolate, will present the history and preparation of colonial chocolate at the Betsy Ross House. Stop by to experience chocolate the same way that 18th century chocolate maker, Mary Crathorne, did! Read more

  • Our Best Bites Instagram Post



    "Working on a little somethin-somethin' with @americanheritagechocolate. Have you guys tried their drinking chocolate??" Read more

  • First ever chocolate festival sweetens Downtown Topeka



    "Super excited to be here,” said MARS employee, Nic Dawson. “We’ve been overly excited with the turnout and the response from the community and the city today.” Downtown Topeka businesses, along with local hotels, partnered with MARS Chocolate and Visit Topeka for the festival, which took almost a year to plan. Read more

  • Kansas Chocolate Festival draws thousands to downtown Topeka

    CJ Online


    The key to a good taffy is the pull. “It’s either going to look really sophisticated, or we’ll look like dorks,” Hazel Hill Chocolates owner Nick Xidis said shortly before he and Noah Andruss began a taffy demonstration Saturday. Read more

  • Kansas Chocolate Festival: All you need to know

    CJ Online


    Chocolate will cover S. Kansas Avenue. Well, not literally, but the much anticipated Kansas Chocolate Festival is slated for downtown Topeka this weekend. For the event announced last October, Visit Topeka Inc. and Mars Chocolate North America have partnered to bring sweet treats to the city. Besides chocolate, there is plenty to do, see and eat for the whole family. Read more

  • Fall festivals in Shawnee County to serve cider, beer, Indian food and lots

    CJ Online


    On the menu this weekend at six fall festivals in Shawnee County are freshly squeezed apple cider, a variety of beers, food from various regions of India, homemade pie and lots and lots of chocolate. The six events also offer lots of live music and opportunities to get a jump on holiday shopping with a variety of arts and crafts. Read more

  • Editorial: Kansas Chocolate Festival will help local business

    The Topeka Capital-Journal


    If you’re a chocolate fan, you’ll want to be in downtown Topeka on Saturday, Sept. 24, for the inaugural Kansas Chocolate Festival. The festival — which was organized by Visit Topeka and Mars Chocolate North America — will feature chocolate-themed events, live music and chocolate specials at Topeka restaurants and retailers throughout the day. Attendees won’t be charged for admission, and the festival will last from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

  • Our Best Bites



    Quick & easy hot fudge sauce using American Heritage® Chocolate Block Read more

  • This Halloween, the “Curse of the Sea Witch” falls on the Colonial Capital

    Colonial Williamsburg


    Halloween frights and fun for all ages return to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area for four nights Oct. 28-31. “A Haunting on DoG Street: Curse of the Sea Witch” promises family-friendly festivities early each evening followed by spookier action for older — and bolder — souls once the sun sets. Read more

  • Our Best Bites



    Our Best Bites gives us a step-by-step look into their chocolate-stuffed strawberries with their delicious fruit dip. Read more

  • Alexandria: Fighting Fire with Fun

    The Connection Newspaper


    He may not be Willy Wonka, but Dave Borghesani knows his chocolate. As chocolate history research manager at Mars Chocolate North America, Borghesani travels the country telling the story of the role chocolate has played in society for more than 3,500 years. Read more

  • The Sweet History of Chocolate

    Seacoast Online


    The sweet and savory aromas of chocolate cascaded through Old York this past weekend as Mars Chocolate North America ambassadors took center stage to talk about the historical resonance of colonial chocolate. Sponsored by Divine Chocolate of Cape Neddick, the event offered tutorials on both the historical relevance of chocolate both globally and locally, while also educating the audience in tow about some of the more significant details. While learning that the two biggest contributors of cocoa in the industry are Ghana and the Ivory Coast, visiting patrons also interacted with interpreters producing the old-fashioned style chocolate and took a taste for themselves. The chocolate had hints of spicier notes, as opposed to the sugary sweet ones of mass produced chocolate bars. Read more

  • Try This American Heritage® Chocolate Cloud Bread Dessert

    The Big Apple Mama


    You’ve likely heard all about the no carb cloud bread we’ve been raving about, but I added a twist to the recipe and the result is amazing! I’ve taken the good ol’ cloud bread and added just two tablespoons of American Heritage® Chocolate and came up with an old fashioned, guilt free, low carb, chocolate fix! Doesn’t this look divine? Read more

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cake

    Upstate Ramblings


    A few weeks ago I visited Philadelphia and learned all about how chocolate was made in the 18th century. American Heritage® Chocolate is an authentic historic line of products – developed from recipes from the 1750’s – that is like the chocolate that Americans enjoyed in the past. It is made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives, and is Kosher-certified and made without dairy, wheat, peanuts or tree nuts. I really appreciate a chocolate that is friendly to those who have food allergies! Read more

  • Chocolate Belgian Waffles



    To preserve chocolate’s place in American history, American Heritage® Chocolate is producing an authentic historic line of products developed from recipes from the 1750s. The historic chocolate is available to purchase online as well as at landmarks nationwide including the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. Inspired by my children’s love for waffles, yesterday I made Chocolate Belgian Waffles using American Heritage® Chocolate topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Read more

  • American Heritage® Chocolate History Tour of Historic Philadelphia

    I Love My Kids Blog


    American Heritage® Chocolate Company sent me on a chocolate history journey through Historic Philly last week and not only did I learn a ton, I also made memories that will last a life time! In the course of 2 days I took over 500 photos-there was so much to see and do, so I captured it all in photos! I can’t wait to share with you my experience in Historic Philadelphia, so let’s get rolling! Read more

  • Experience History Come to Life in Historic Philadelphia



    American Heritage® Chocolate is working to preserve chocolate’s place in American history by producing an authentic historic line of products developed from recipes from the 1750s. This chocolate is reminiscent of what Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Ben Franklin would have enjoyed. Mildly spicy, and slightly sweet, American Heritage® Chocolate is flavored with a blend of spices and ingredients available during colonial times such as cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise, and vanilla. Read more

  • Historic Philadelphia with American Heritage® Chocolate

    Historic Philadelphia with American Heritage® Chocolate


    American Heritage® is a division of Mars--you know Twix, M&M’s, Dove chocolate, and so many of your favorites. But you won’t find American Heritage on the shelves of Target, Walmart, or anywhere else like that. There’s nothing else quite like this. The American Heritage brand was created to tell a story. They partner with historic sites and museums across North America to share educational presentations that allow you to taste the journey of chocolate through time. American Heritage Chocolate is an authentic historic chocolate that uses only ingredients available in the 17th Century. This chocolate is sold at many historical sites across the nation, with proceeds going right back into funding these great American treasures. We got to see for ourselves when we visited Historic Philadelphia and watched a chocolate-making demonstration at the historic home of Betsy Ross. If you’ve never seen the cacao fruit, where cocoa beans come from, it looks nothing like you’d imagine! Read more

  • A Trip to Historic Philidelphia with American Heritage® Chocolate

    Upstate Ramblings


    It often seems that history is a fascinating subject that school makes boring. Reading about the past in textbooks can be dull, but actually experiencing the sights and sounds of history is a great way to learn and make history come to life. Historic Philadelphia is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to doing just that, and one of the main ways they do it is through their History Makers program. In this living history program you can meet citizens from 18th and 19th century Philadelphia and hear their stories about how events like the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War affect them. They truly make history come to life. Read more

  • American Heritage® Press Trip and a Pound of Chocolate Giveaway!

    The Mommyhood Chronicles


    I took a step back in time with Historic Philadelphia last week, and it was SO much fun! Through interpretation, interaction, and education, Historic Philadelphia, Inc. provides a destination to experience American history like no other. They have successfully created a program that no other city in the U.S. has done, and by the end of my city tour – I was longing for more of America’s historic cities to follow suit. Read more

  • Samoa Cake Recipe Using American Heritage® Chocolate

    The Mommyhood Chronicles


    I’m thrilled to announce that I’m headed to Philadelphia for a historic trip including a visit to the Betsy Ross house, and to take part in a chocolate making program. I’m certain I’ll be taste testing plenty of chocolate too – my favorite! Be sure to follow along with the #chocolatehistory for all the fun! With that in mind, I was inspired to brush up on my baking skills. Check out this amazing Samoa Cake with homemade chocolate syrup, featuring American Heritage® Chocolate. Read more

  • The History of Chocolate



    'Living Well' hosts learn about the history of chocolate from Gail Broadright and Gary Kroot Read more

  • History Comes Alive at the Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee

    Traveling Mom


    There are many presidential residences to explore throughout the United States, each one honoring a person who made a difference in our nation’s history. These residences stand as memorials, with the purpose of preserving the memories of the historic figure who once dwelt there. The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson’s home in Nashville, Tennessee, is one such place, showcasing the contributions of the “People’s President” for millions of annual visitors. The country estate is an exciting destination for locals and tourists alike, as The Hermitage is one of those unique museums where history comes alive. Read more

  • Visiting the Hermitage Museum in Nashville

    New Orleans Mom Blog


    American History and the history of chocolate? Sign me up! Last month, I was able to travel to Nashville, TN to visit the home of our 7th President, Andrew Jackson, and learn all about the history of chocolate while enjoying great company, great food and of course great CHOCOLATE...This place is gorgeous, educational and fun! Read more

  • American Heritage® Chocolate and Andrew Jackson

    Nashville Fun for Families


    Recently I had the opportunity to join a press trip focusing on American Heritage® Chocolate historic products. It was a fun weekend full of my favorite things- food and history! Read more

  • Living History Museum in NY



    Brian Nagel interview about the Genesee Country Village and Museum in New York with highlights about AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Read more

  • The Andrew Jackson Hermitage: Mansion, Museum, and Events

    Family Focus Blog


    The Andrew Jackson Hermitage is a destination for tourist and locals alike. While the Hermitage Museum has informative exhibits and amazing pieces of history to see, the Andrew Jackson Hermitage Mansion, grounds, and garden are not only historically interesting but also just gorgeous and relaxing! Additionally, there are fun events scheduled through out the year that offer interactive family fun activities. I recently went on a press trip with American Heritage® Chocolate to the Hermitage and I will share that experience with you here. Read more

  • Mini Pain Au Chocolat

    As the Bunny Hops


    Can we just go ahead and acknowledge that two of the greatest things in life are chocolate and bread? I still remember a visit to Paris where I subsisted wholly on pain au chocolate and crepes. Apparently when you do that, you can walk ten miles a day and still gain weight. Who knew? Luckily you don’t have to go to Paris to enjoy the tastes of pain au chocolat at home. Read more

  • American Heritage® Chocolate Strawberry Cake Recipe

    Close to Home


    All American Heritage® Chocolate products are certified Kosher, made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. Their chocolate is fashioned from recipes from the 18th century and use a sprinkling of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, orange, and red pepper providing this cake with a unique and rich flavor that is not found in your typical cocoa. American Heritage® Chocolate Bites are the perfect mouthful of rich, slightly spicy chocolate that are the perfect snack size and also great for grating over this cake. Since I had some other product on hand, I chose to make this chocolate strawberry cake with the American Heritage® Chocolate Drink. I adapted the cake recipe from their website. Read more

  • Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Blondies

    Endlessly Inspired


    I have been on a bit of a blondie kick lately. As we’ve already established, I am one of the laziest people ever, so whenever I can find a quicker and/or easier way to do something, I am all over it. Read more

  • Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Savvy Saving Couple


    Chewy Chocolate Chunk or chip cookies are one of my ultimate weaknesses. I am not even a huge sweets enthusiast but the combination of ooey, gooey premium chocolate and browned cookie dough is enough to make me an addict! I especially love using American Heritage® Chocolate in my cherished Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe. Read more

  • American Heritage® Chocolate Roll-Ups

    Homegrown and Healthy


    American Heritage® Chocolate Bites come in a keepsake muslin bag and are ideal for eating and sharing. You can totally just eat them right out of the little packages, but I’m a fiend for warm gooey chocolate and I wanted to see how these baked. So I came up with this super simple way to indulge. It starts with delicious, flaky puff pastry and a little stick of chocolate. Roll it up and toss it in the oven. What comes out is nothing short of delicious. The rich chocolate inside gets a little gooey and melty. Toss a little powdered sugar on top and the result is pure bliss! Read more

  • American Heritage® Chocolates and Cake Ball Topiaries

    Viva Veltoro


    Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed with how fast technology and life in general is moving and I have to take a step back and revert to old fashioned comforts and nostalgic foods and places to get back to my zen. Like after a stressful day, I just want do some hand-sewing, watch something old and classic, and eat chocolates, but the authentic chocolates that are filled with rich spices, made from unique recipes and aren't so mainstream. Read more

  • Chocolate and Orange Scones

    A Mind "Full" Mom


    One of my most vivid memories of a family vacation as a child was to Colonial Williamsburg. I still remember eating dinner out an authentic colonial restaurant and discovering recipes from that period of time... Well being the lucky girl I am, I was able to sample the American Heritage® Chocolate Sticks. Upon first bite, I could taste a rich deep flavor with nuances of orange and cinnamon. I knew EXACTLY what to use this chocolate for–scones. Orange Scones to be exact. Chocolate and orange pair together beautifully and with the chocolate already having notes of orange, I knew it would be a great match to a buttery, flaky scone that had been speckled with orange zest. Read more

  • Chocolate-Dipped History at Old Salem



    Chocolate demonstration and interview with David Borghesani Read more

  • Harvard Peopbody Museum Chocolate Exhibition



    A feature of Captain Jackson’s Chocolate Shop from WCVB's 'Chronicle' Read more

  • Kansas History Museum shares a sweet treat with its Valentine



    An interview with David Borghesani from WIBW's 'The Red Couch Show' Read more

  • Tart Recipe Uses Historic Chocolate

    Democrat and Chronicle


    Chocolate didn't always taste like it does today. In colonial America, chocolate included spices and flavorings such as cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and orange peel, says Pat Mead, lead interpreter of Historic Foodways at Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford. Chocolatiers would roast and grind cacao beans, and sell the chocolate in blocks that were grated and stirred into boiling water for a hot chocolate drink. Chocolate for eating wasn't available until the mid-19th century. This recipe came from Jim Gay, who worked for Colonial Williamsburg Historic Foodways starting in 1996. Read more

  • American Heritage® Chocolate Almond Coconut Cake

    From the Hearth and Home of Mrs. Newark Jackson


    Kismet! I love it when it happens and things just fall together. That’s what’s what happened when I started planning a new recipe for Captain Jackson’s. I recently joined a diet team challenge at my workout studio, and as fate would have it, our team captain gave us a wonderful health cooking goody bag that included a Low-Carb cookbook, almond meal/flour, coconut flour and a bag of pork rinds! Not sure what to do with the pork rinds, I turned my attention to the almond and coconut flours only to discover a recipe for Almond Coconut cake on the back of the flour packaging. This was perfect. Now to add some good healthy chocolate to it! Read more

  • Pairing Bourbon with 18th-Century American Heritage® Chocolate

    Making History:Inspiration for the Modern Revolutionary


    Okay, so most of us have heard of serving wine with chocolate. But how many of you have ever tried chocolate with bourbon? We have, and let me tell you, it’s delicious—especially when that chocolate is from an 18th-century recipe! Read more

  • Frozen dark chocolate smoothie with whipped coconut cream

    Eat Boutique


    I am consistently searching for a sweet little something for those afternoon moments when I can’t seem to distract myself by a long walk, a peek at the ocean (which is nearby), or even a good book. This special recipe came together during one such moment, and with just a few ingredients from my everyday pantry stash! Read more

  • Old North Church Lantern Ceremony

    This Mama Loves


    Today I want to share with you about the Old North Church Lantern Ceremony that celebrates this very phrase, because I was lucky enough to attend the ceremony and experience first hand as a guest of the Old North Church Foundation- and I was able to see what an amazing experience it is to be part of the ceremony.... Read more

  • 10 reasons to visit Boston Patriots Weekend

    This Mama Loves


    Patriots weekend is an excellent time to make a trip to Boston and see all of the history and culture that is waiting for you. Boston boasts such a great deal of beauty, history, ceremonies, and sporting events that can make even a weekend getaway feel like a full vacation. If you are ready to start planning your trip, take a look below at 10 reasons to visit Boston on Patriots weekend so you can be sure you don’t miss a thing. Read more

  • North End Boston City Guide

    baked bree


    A few weeks ago I was invited by American Heritage® Chocolate to come to Boston to celebrate the 240th Lantern Ceremony at the Old North Church and the running of the Boston Marathon. We live a little over an hour from Boston, but in the short amount of time we have lived here I have never really played tourist. That will not be the case anymore, there is so much to do and see in Boston. Read more

  • Boston History Sites and Fun Facts

    Confessions of an Overworked Mom


    Living in New England, one of my favorite time periods to learn about is the American Revolution. There is just something fascinating about tea parties and colonial living. Of course, Boston is one of the most popular destinations to learn more about that time period. These are a few of the Boston history sites that I got to visit. Read more

  • Spiced dark chocolate muddy buddies

    This Mama Loves


    I don’t know many who aren’t fans of Muddy Buddies. Often times, though, this delightful snack is almost TOO sweet, at least for adults, and when I was up in Boston for Patriots Weekend, watching a demo by American Heritage® Chocolate at the Old North Church. Read more

  • A taste of history (and chocolate) in Boston

    Eat Boutique


    I’ve lived in Boston for more than 10 years, and I hate to admit that I’ve taken its incredible history for granted. I recently paid a visit to the Old North Church Campus in the North End, and discovered a treasure trove of historical sites and information. In just one block, you can smell and taste a piece of chocolate history, get a newfound appreciation for printing, and walk in the footsteps of those who changed the course of American history. Read more

  • Salted caramel brownie recipe--gluten free

    Confessions of an Overworked Mom


    I was very lucky to have been chosen to go on a trip to visit Boston and learn more about American Heritage® Chocolate. I will have a post up next week sharing more about what I did while I was there but I wanted to share this delicious Salted Caramel Brownie Recipe that uses American Heritage® Chocolate with you today. Read more

  • North End Boston Brownies

    baked bree


    Last weekend I was invited to tour Boston and the Old North Church with American Heritage® Chocolate. I love both chocolate and history, so I happily said yes. Little did I know that it would be one of the most educational weekends I’ve had since, well, I can’t even remember. Read more

  • Williamsburg, VA: An American Food Destination

    Haute Pepper


    Williamsburg is not just an 8th grade class trip destination or the place your parents take you so that you learn about history. After our trip I am convinced that Williamsburg is truly an American Food Destination and arguably the place where it all began! Read more

  • American Heritage® Chocolate

    The It Mom


    Chocolate is by far one of my most favorite ingredients where there is centuries of fascinating history. When I partnered up with Mars Chocolate, my goal was to learn some fun facts about their chocolate history! This is a sponsored post on behalf of American Heritage® Chocolate and the recipe and all my opinions are my own. Read more

  • Hot Cocoa Cookies



    It’s made the old fashioned way with chunks of real chocolate in every spoonful. There are flavored versions too, which include a sprinkling of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, orange, and red pepper. You can eat, drink, and bake with this product. So cool! Read more

  • American Heritage® Chocolate Tart

    Picky Palate


    Thrilled to be partnering with American Heritage® Chocolate today to bring you a gorgeous recipe plus all kinds of fun news going on with them. Have you had their chocolate before? It is fantastic! First off, let’s talk about this gorgeous tart. See recipe below. Read more

  • Brownies with chocolate buttercream frosting



    If you’ve been to my site before you’d know that we are HUGE fans of chocolate… and dessert! SO, today I’m sharing another delicious chocolate treat for you that I think you will love. Today’s recipe is Homemade Fudgy Brownies with a delicious Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Read more

  • Woodville Plantation demonstrates how Colonials made chocolate

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


    From 1 to 5 p.m. on April 26, visitors to the historic house at 1375 Washington Pike in Collier will be able to see how the Nevilles and their 18th-century counterparts would have made their own chocolate beverages at home. Read more

  • Celebrating Coffee, Tea and Chocolate

    Roadtrips for Foodies


    Ready for a bit of chocolate-dipped history, Road Trips Foodies? There’ll be a Celebration of Coffee, Tea and American Heritage® Chocolate from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. February 28, 2015, in the Old Salem Historic District, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Read more

  • The hot new drink: historic chocolate

    Delaware Online:The News Journal


    To make a historic version of colonial-style hot chocolate, Wendel Rittenhouse needed a recipe. This one dates to 1750. The problem, "they don't tell you how much," he said. But over time, the Mars chocolate company, where Rittenhouse works, came up with the perfect combination of salt, anise, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate – among other things – to develop its American Heritage®Chocolate historic line. Read more

  • Why Hot Chocolate Might Be More American Than Apple Pie



    In this frigid month of February, it may be comforting to know that hot chocolate might just be more American than apple pie. Archaeological evidence suggests that people in present-day Mexico were cultivating and drinking chocolate some 4,000 years ago. (Apples, meanwhile, originated in Asia.) Read more

  • Fairchild

    Soul of Miami


    This weekend Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden lured us to Coral Gables with chocolate – their 9th Annual Chocolate Festival to be exact. Despite the overcast skies, the Garden came alive with live music, international eats, educational programming, and more chocolate than the eye could see. Read more

  • Slow-Cooker Cocoa


    Mars' upscale, old-fashioned American Heritage® Chocolate brand offers this extra-rich recipe that calls for three kinds of dairy and grated chocolate with origins in 1750. Read more

  • Hot chocolate grows up: 10 to try


    HOT Chocolate: It's not just for kids. Not anymore. From Spring Garden to the Italian Market, Old City to West Philly over to Fishtown, cocoa has made moves toward maturity. Venezuelan eatery Sazon introduced its eat-with-a-spoon, five-cacao-bean-variety cupped concoction a decade ago. Restaurant co-owner Robert Campbell dubbed the luscious creation the "classico." He now offers more than two dozen deep, dark, precision elixirs. Read more

  • History meets Horsepower with Colonial Williamsburg, NASCAR

    The Virginia Gazette


    History Meets Horsepower in September as Colonial Williamsburg and Mars Chocolate North America partner with Richmond International Raceway for series of events in Williamsburg and Richmond connected to a forthcoming NASCAR event. Read on

  • Chocolate lovers get a sweet taste of history

    San Diego Union Tribune


    Emily Hayden's pizza creation was not your typical Friday night takeout fare. However, to her taste buds, it was no less delectable. Read on

  • Revolutionary Chocolate

    Boston Herald


    The Old North Church offers a true taste of old Boston – and quite a tale of history and adventure – with its new Captain Jackson's Colonial Chocolate shop, named for a real-life but ill-fated 18th century church member and merchant. Read on